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sunday afternoon. the nats and rockies have tied up in the 7th. rockies have won four of the first seven. nats are trying to hold on and win and make it a 4 and 3 road trip heading into st. louis to of the 18 wins were against the national league east. i don't know who made the schedule out this year but rockies are pretty happy they did. >> bob: 1 and 2 against central and 7 and 8 against their own division. demonday seems to really pump up and attack -- desmond seems to really jump up and attack. >> i like him to burn it down low. >> bob: that's off the end of the bat and the inning started off and unravels because of the bunt that was not executed by the leadoff man having a hard time making contact. a crowd well over 45,000 here today. francis is battling his way through 7 innings in a 1-1 ball game. announcer: please rise as we honor our veterans with god bless america. mark israel will sing "god bless america." (god bless america being sung) >> bob: tulowitzki is helping with pinch hitting today. tulowitzki, leadoff double in the 2nd and fly ball to center in the 4th. that's down a
takes an early exit. some players swing pink batista for a good cause. but first the nats trying to put a bowie on this home stand. last year the washington nationals didn't win their sixth series until july 22. today is may 9 and they could accomplish the same feat with a win over the marlins. that would make a nice statement before the team 'em banks on a nine game road trip. nats lead 1-0. adam dunn using a pink bat on mother's day gop goes to the open site field. adam kennedy from third slides in ahead of the throw. dunn with three hits and nats lead 2-0. levon hernandez had another strong outing. 7 innings allowing one run while striking out 3 including the final out of the 7th. his era with intent from .99 to 1.04. josh willingham drives one to deep leftfield. a solo home run which proved to be the game winning hit. his sixth one of the year. nats defeat the marlins 3-2 to win their sixth series of the season and finish the home stand 4-2. the a winning culture beginning to take home with the 17-14 nationals. >> we've tried to really, really stay focused on changing that mindset,
here in denver, we're two hours behind you and a good ball game. 3-3, nats and the rockies. two outs, top 7. willie tavares about to hit. willie was here in colorado and had one really good year and one not so good year before they let him to. tavares hit .320 here in '07. with 33 stolen bases, 13 doubles, two triples. he was 0-8 in the world series that year, then the following year hit just .251. the reds picked him up as a free agent after the rockies let him go. but he stole 68 bases here in two years. little back up breaking ball, it's 1-1. 1-2 now. >> rob: well, what i love about this year's team is the guys when they're not playing whether it's willie t or harris or any of the other guys, all the willies. they work hard, they don't complain and they're good guys in the clubhouse. so mike rizzo has done a great job. >> bob: tavares looks at a fastball that comes swinging back in. certain strikeouts in -- seven strikeouts in seven innings by hammel. >> bob: nightfalling here in denver, colorado. at beautiful coors field. 7th inning stretch time and a reminder that voting is open
book already today. maybe the nats get some help from their fans here in colorado. welcome to coors field, night cap of the nats and rockies split double header. it was a close one for a while today. between livan and ubaldo. bob carpenter, rob dibble. the nats generated some offense against one of the best pitchers in baseball today. >> yeah, and even got the first home run hit off of him this season. but ubaldo jimenez has been fantastic all season long. our guy, his two losses have come at his hand. one in d. c. and one here. but livan had great stuff all day. jimenez was just better again. then dunn hit the home run, but other than, that it was the three singular home runs were the difference off livan hernandez today until the 8th inning. a very well pitched game and a very fast paced game and basically the home run ball that came through for everybody. >> bob: jason giambi, miguel olivo solos. dunn, that one up in the upper deck and a decisive hit by ian stewart and then brian bruney came in the 8th inning and the rockies got three runs off of him. but the nats keep the home r
. this is what you wear if you absolutely cannot choose between the nats and the o's. bottom of the first, nats trail 1-0. roger bernardino with two outs. adam jones leaps at the wall but can't hold on. three runs score on the bernardino triple. the nats took a 3-1 lead. now top of the 6th. still 3-1. drew storn in for lannon. storn strikes out luke scott. goes 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings. top of the 9th the orioles trail 3-2. julio lugo off matt caps. it falls allowing adam jones to score. tied at 3-3. bottom of the 10th. clay meredith faces josh willingham and hammer wins the battle. a fly to deep left centerfield. willingham's eighth of the year. it was so dramatic the lights went out everywhere. the nationals beat the orioles 4-3. lindsay murphy was at the game and hopefully with the lights on filed this report. >> reporter: the nationals just got done playing 20 games over a span of 20 days. and have come out with a 10-10 record. they will get a much need day off before heading out on an 8 high day west coast road swing. they do it with momentum after willingham's home run. >> 4-3 national
pitches per here's ryan accidentallerman that's the last hit by the nats bare handed throws it well ryan has had to stretch out that hamstring a couple of times he took a stumble there after getting beyond the bag, appears to be okay >> appears that we may have woken in team up with our play last night they look sluggish and kicking the ball all over the place this is good hustle biozyme >> little bit of a stumble after that, he's all right here's adam dunn >> this team had no business being on the field last night >> hello to everybody at the crystal city sports club tonight regularly chat with him during the game at we wish he had better transmission for you at the moment maybe in the last three minutes things will change hope you guys are have a good night let's see what dunn can do ing withham to follow you can go on the online and chat join line keep watching us at the same time >> absolutely we're all pulling in the same direction here two balls two strikes to dunn scored the nats only run after that offspeed pitch misses 73 miles an hour for ball 3 adam, good succes
muggy day in society florida. the nats on the marlins washington has one 3 of 4. they go with greg e-greg opt mound, phillies shut out the mets today, 10-3. it's possible the nats could be rite up further than they are tonight. rob and tom, if zimmerman has to do anything with it, a curly double for you tonight. they hit a nice [ audience boos ] , but the third bay, great defense, obviously that's that home run in the top half of the upping, crushing the bat, another one out and away doesn't have to sprint around the byes. zimmer man makes this a formidable but "in style" why he's a gold glove first baseman. the kid who may be playing next to him is ian p. he's a florida kid. habit made a error lately. straight away. [ male announcer ] let's take the garden into our own hands. soak our yards in color. get our hands a little busier. our dollars a little stronger. and our thinking a little greener. let's grab all the bags and all the plants and all the latest tools out there. so we can turn all these savings into more colorful shades of doing. more saving. more doing. that's the power
for in denver, colorado. it's 4th game of the weekend series and nats are looking for a couple of different splits. bernadina has been in the middle of everything this wreak and is he starting the answer the right field question? >> i think so. we have tried a lot of different guys in that position and roger has the lead as far as the everyday right fielder. he's really solidified that and he's played a great defense. we know about his speed and his arm and he's coming around with the bats. obviously bernadina, he definitely wants that job in right field with the huge 2-run double last night and he's making clutch hits and clutch catches. >> the nats are the strong lineup and they need that presence out there to produce runs. when you look at the game of baseball, it's a day-to-day thing. the key is winning series at a time. the nats have avoided losing series. >> if you can try to win every series, stay over .500 on the road, you're going to do great. they have done a great job staying ahead of the numbers and right now, they are on a.500 road trip and they can go into st. louis 4 and 3 th
struck out to end the inning. nats actually took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd on a double by desmond, a ground ball by john lannan. and then josh johnson shut the door on the nats on only one hit the rest of the way. >> rob: we talked about this a lot last year against your teams in your own division. phillies, marlins -- played well against the mets but the mets are a different team than two weeks ago. >> bob: with last night's loss, the nats fell under .500. >> rob: you want to make a statement when you play them. you want to leave impressions -- we're going to pitch inside as a staff. we're gonna run the bases hard. we're gonna play hard. >> bob: and morgan with a fly ball to left. >> rob: now you have the marlins thinking -- oh, yeah. kind of like the same team we played last year. >> bob: yeah, little different friday night but not since. 7th inning stretch time. brewny will have some work for the nats. and asocial, here on sunday -- as usual, here on sunday "god bless america." ♪ ♪ god bless america ♪ land that i love ♪ stand beside her ♪ and guide here ♪ through the ni
willie. >> bob: first 50 minutes of this game haven't gone very well for the nats. 9:00 back in our nation's capital. thanks for being with us on this saturday night. bob carpenter, rob dibble, debbi taylor on masn hd and the third of the four game series. >> rob: there they are. >> bob: my cousin from castle rock, colorado is here with his family and i told him if they didn't root for the nats, we were going to pull their tilt -- tickets. [ laughter ] ryan zimmerman flied to left the first time as he got in on the trademark of his bat. adam dunn next, now this afternoon, dunn hit third and zimmerman fourth. zimmerman went 3-4 with an rbi. dunn had a homer. and the 0-2 with one out. >> rob: you notice on this pitch from hammel. zim doesn't even offer at it because he's not going to swing at a breaking ball like that. probably subtracted that and looking for the heater and probably on the inner half. >> bob: i don't know about the inner half. upper quadrant. >> rob: they're going in on zin. normally he's up to that task, but this guy is throwing in the low 90s and jimenez throws in
fine forecast for me. brett haber is out enjoying the weather at nationals park with the nats are hoping to continue their winning ways. hey brett. >> hey there lesli. by this time last year, the nationals were already out of it. i can't believe i'm saying it, they are a game out of first place. so how did the nats get so much better so quickly? we'll get into that whole issue. plus, how a spelling error put a damper on what should have been a lovely day for the braves skipper. the funniest cake you have ever seen  you want to get a great looking lawn like this, but trying to grow grass from seed in tough areas like deep shade, along the driveway, and where the kids play can be a little intimidating... until now, with scotts ez seed. it's so revolutionary it's guaranteed to grow grass...anywhere. that's because ez seed is a high performance mix of scotts best grass seed, starter fertilizer and a super absorbent growing material that absorbs water and expands to surround and protect the seeds, so you can grow thick, beautiful grass in even the toughe
now. some holiday fireworks for the nats. >> yes. offensively they had a great day. they've done it against good pitchers recently. they did it against tim lincecum last week. baseball players don't normally get memorial day off, but that man did. how the nats and the umpire ended his holiday early and unhappily. >>> plus, four years removed from the scandal that nearly ended their program. joy today for duke lacrosse. see it in 9 sports, next.  . >>> it's time for 9 sports, the best sports in town. >> what better way to evaluate a guy you're thinking of trading for than having him pitch against your team. the luck of the rotation had roy oswalt on the mound against the nats today. they've been salivating over the righty for the last ten days. maybe not so much noul. there's oswalt with the bases loaded with nats in the 3rd. they're cleared. ryan zimmerman is the last man around. he slides in safely. thn oswalt came unglued. he complains to the umpire. he says cut it out. he points at him and gets tossed out of the game in the 3rd. that's one way to toss an ace out of the
. fir and third, nobody out. ramirez is next, nats are town by 2. right hander theman appears to make a double switch. you wonder if one will be shortstop. we'll see. finish he's done after retiring only 12 batters. marlins have a dance to bust it open. two on nobody out. ramirez coming up. reminder maths take on the marlins at our ballpark. come out early. they receive a free cooler bag presented by april relight. fro game beers the the mill per light score board walk park. it will be ray veriest batting ninth and plague right field. ben in die that and tyler walker, making his 7th appearance will be batting in the 8th spot. deep to left center. nats are already where there they could come home or try to turn two. he thought he got it, he's not on our team, but you saw kat lack around and cot a double. should have got on first. could happen to anybody, but they got insure uner ticked off of the now catch the run issue at third. fete the pick off, sitting at third base is cog manned. i think somebody saw what was.on and told them tome step offer. tyler steps off. looks like he got too
bit on the dicey side. i'm going to be at nats stadium tomorrow morning as well for the juvennle diabetes walk. hopefully people will come out. >> i think they will. >>> hundreds of people got a tour around the world without the jet lag. today embassies from australia gave a rare inside look at their country's culture. the around the world embassy tour is part of passport d.c., a month-long celebration of international culture. they got a chance to enjoy the cuisine, culture and crafts of 35 embassies. >>> coming up, what's nats for the nats pitching phenom stephen strasburg. 
since may 10 of 2007 and the nat lead 4-0 after three. so we'll look forward to adam dunn's next triple. sometime during the 2013 season. roger bern dina, ian desmond and scott olsen top of the fourth. beg brazil, a good one by ricky nolasco, strike two. bernadina first strike. stranded over there with one out. change-up. >> rod: and the one stat i didn't give you before. the phillies last year were 39- 35 at the end of june and they had only won 13 series, lost 10. they finished with a flurry in the second half of the season. it's all about winning two out of three, three out of four. like colorado, you play a four game series and you split. the martha said splitting double-header was like kissing your sister. i guess that would be the same with splitting a four game series. >> bob: and a 1-2. nasty breaking ball. strikeouts for ricky nolasco. at&t trivia -- has jimmy buffett played in this stadium? evidently we're not going to do that -- which former m.v.p. set the record for rbis in the month of april, 1998? was he a former m.v.p. then? >> rod: barry bond. >> bob: first pitch ian de
and ray here with verizon john will chat with our studio hosts the nats defense and by the way it's develop errors not three the play back in the third inning, they've given him a base hit we don't have problem with that >> i don't have a problem with that he never got leather on that >> he got mud but not leather he works against dan leading off the bottom of the eighth shaun has pitched in eight games prior to tonight the grounds crew turned the infield into a swamp before the game he should have had different shoes on >> he had skates on essentially >> somebody from the university of florida decided they wanted another swamp in the state tonight >> the duck wanted system kentucky derby conditions 3-1 pitch >> did you pick any horse >> i watched for the pure sport of it >> ', god come on >> after sea biscuit, that was it for me who else could perform on that level ever again? love the movie and the book love the horse. 3-2. good catch here by shaun bennett >> come on, don't be upset 0-3 with a walk next up, baker and then ross gonzalez will go to atlanta because it's a nightmar
will continue more of nats xtra pregame. john any homily day and ray wright with you. the nats try to take the rubber game of the three-game series. ah looks like somebody's a winner. ha, not me! cause shipping is a hassle. different states, different rates. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. so shipping for the chess champ in charleston is the same as shipping for the football phenom in philly? yep. so i win! actually, i think you deserve this. no, i deserve this. wow, got one of those with a mailman on top? priority mail flat rate box shipping starts at $4.95, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. >> johnny: let's check the nationals starting lineup. morgan, another catch in center field, will leading off. niger, .333 batting average the last six games, four doubles, a couple of triples and stolen bases, three driven in, six runs scored. dunn will be batting cleanup at first base. willingham in left field followed by harris today in right. he and december mobbed the shortstop ad
a few lingering showers. >> who has the better team, nats or orioles? >> i think this weekend proved just that. nats. now we have the battle of the beltway. a good one today. mr. reliable, not so reliable today. baltimore stalls the cap gun but forgets to put away the hammer. a detailed break down of the close shave at the park next. >>> both baltimore and washington went looking for more than a win in today's battle of the beltway's rubber match. a victory would earn baltimore its second series win of the year. a nats win would put them above .500. mr. roger bern dina scorches this one to the wall. almost clears the joint but it's a bases ledded triple. top 9, the cap gun. matt caps is normally lights out, but julio lugo wants to leave the lights on. extra innings, josh willingham hits this one. 8th of the year. washington gets its first extra innings win of the year. 4-3. after words, how about that hammer. >> he's just a professional hitter. he's the ultimate pro, you know. you don't see josh make too many mistakes on the baseball field. he's just solid as a radio, and give you a
to replace retiring justice john paul stevens. kagan has already met with nearly a quarter of the nat and is expected to be approved. >>> another big story we're following tonight, the president and mrs. obama's second state dinner, this time honoring the president of mexico and his wife. the event of course regal. the security unmistakably tight. fox 5's bob barnard was there as the guests arrived. >> reporter: unlike her predecessor, the new white house social secretary did not put herself on the guest list for this state dinner. instead julianna smoot was making sure her staff was working with the secret service to make sure no uninvited guest made it into tonight's big dinner. the president and first lady michele obama welcomed mexico president called der ron and his wife -- calderon and his wife right at 6:00 taking them inside to the east room where 200 invited guests were on hand for the obamas' second state dinner. >> so, mr. president, i propose a toast to the dreams of our children. >> reporter: the guest list carefully scrutinized by white house staff and the secret service
for baseball. hi everybody, time for "nats xtra" pregame. johnny holliday with phil wood tonight: the nationals take on the colorado rockies in game two of the double header. ubaldo jimenez and livan hernandez put on a pitching performance tonight. unfortunately, jimenez got the best of hernandez. >> here we are in the 4th inning with miguel olivo homering that gave the rockies the 2-1 lead. then adam dunn ties its up with a home run off the 90-mile an hour change-up off ubaldo jimenez. in the 6th. two outs, ian stewart singles in tulowitzki. then bruney on the mound. he walks brad hawpe. he walks troy tulowitzki. two on, after a couple of outs. ian stewart doubles to right. that scores brad hawpe. jason giambi to second base and then clint barmes scores giambi and stewart. and that was the ball game right there, johnny. they got the nats out in the top of the 9th. >> 6-10-0 for colorado. the three runs inthe 8th inning off of bruney. hiplines gets the win. he has -- jimenez gets the win. he has the most wins ever for a rocky through 35 games. hernandez lost both times, both of
nats pitching prospect stephen strasburg just got a little bit louder p he had another impressive outing. we have the highlights. >>> and the latest on the tiger woods injury. nothing a little massage won't cure. your sports breakfast is coming up after the break.  >>> back after a brief respite. good thursday morning. dave ross here with your ports breakfast. yesterday, the rubber match between the nats and the metropolitans. the nats were right back at it. this was a good one in the city that never sleeps. it is the pitcher and he can hit. he hit right there. actually drove in three runs in all on the day. two right here on the two rbi single and the nats were up. how about this, tied at two in the fourth. roger bernadina. his first major league home run, solo shot. nats up 3-# but he had -- nats up 3-2 but he had quite a day. more from him because we're tied in the ninth at four and if you had your first career home run, why not make it two? his first two home runs come in this game and that helps the nats get the 6-4 win. >>> more good news for the nats. stephen st
the scoreboard, and that's it for the nats in the third. [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] achievement has its own patch of grass. ♪ achievement unleashes hidden potential. ♪ all right! achievement looks forward to dinner at home. achievement enjoys newfound freedom. i love you. [ male announcer ] mortgages, home equity loans, and lines of credit from pnc. helping achievers borrow with an eye towards the future. pnc. for the achiever in us all. . >> bob: i mentioned jason heyward playing in that cobb county league where so many young players have developed into big-leaguers. the local legend down there is when anyone showed up to scout him who was not an atlanta braves scout, there are times when he would mysteriously not be able to be found in the ballpark that day, or was not in the line-up. >> rob: so they didn't -- how anybody but the braves to scout this young man. >> bob: well, there are suggestions that at times that attempt was made. but i think it's great when a team can sign a home town kid. the braves have probably done more of that than anybody in baseball. >> rob: and when the
: rodriguez takes the 1st one. nats have out hit the rockies. you saw the numbers last time up and he loves this ball park. 0 for 9 with a sector in the 3 games he's played out here. francis is trying to pound him inside, 2 and 1. francis has done a great job on the right handers. it's getting out front with that changeup and here he falls behind. rodriguez is safe and we'll see how they score it. >> bob: her reluctant to give too low of errors in this ball park. >> he has amazing range and i am amazed he got to that ball. base hit, rodriguez and both teams are satisfied with that scoring decision. >> once again, though, most shortstops don't get to that ball. desmond may get to it. most are not close to getting to that ball. the fact he made that throw, is a lot. >> bob: they post an error on the scoreboard. i think somebody thought he said base hit. >> no, that's not an error. >> bob: morris is the hitter. the thing is riggleman has no intention sitting dunn today. he doesn't sit out power hitters on this field. with adam not feeling well, and morris is in there. that was a changeup float
of the 6, nats trail. adam dunn to deep right field. it hits the upper deck. you have to trust me because you can't see t. game tied 2-2. bottom 6, same score. stewart sends a sinking shot to left field. willie harris unable to make this catch. hernandez gives up three unearned runs in 6 innings. the nationals fall in game one to the rockies 6-2. the night cap top of the 6th, nats trail 3-2. adam dunn swinging on a 3- 0 count. he send as mile high drive it right field. it has enough to clear the wall. game tied 3-3. bottom of the 7th, same score, a runner on third. a chopper. adam dunn cannot hold o. one run scores. desmond is charged with an error. the nationals fall for the second time today 4-3. they are now 20-17. >>> the orioles hosting the indians, bottom of the 7th, o's lead 1-0. a deep fly ball to left field. as it comes down, it's just over the glove of austin kearns. the orioles lead 2-0. top 9, the lead 2-1. austin kearns, a three-run home run. indians score eight runs in the 9th inning. they end baltimore's three-game winning streak. >>> it's time for a quick break but when we
in sport? >> the capitals poised to mick a major announcement, so the nats, big news of their own. on the field, the warm weather brings the heat from nats' pitcher scott olson. news4 at six continues. -sure. -than. i think you might have hooked it up wrong, though. yea, we're getting way too many channels. no, no. that's -- that's standard. fios also comes with 11,000 free movies and shows on demand per month. ah, standard. gotcha. a certain somebody says "thank you." tell him "he's welcome," but it's still standard. he's happy to be back with his friends. is he? [ male announcer ] call now and get fios tv, internet, and phone for just $99.99 a month guaranteed for two years! this is beyond cable. this is fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. this is beyond cable. this is fios. >>> the space shuttle "atlantis" is now at the international space station. "atlantis" successfully docked this afternoon about 200 miles above the south pacific. astronauts took lots of extra pitchers on the final approach today a snagged cab
in sports, nats and oilers back it out. >>> and the virginia lacrosse so, verizon fios includes cool widgets like facebook, twitter, even access to youtube right on your tv, instead of crowding around your computer. hey -- have you seen the walking ham? walking... the ham's got boots on... i'm not sure i have. or the soapy monkey? oh, my husband's on youtube. oh, honey, we really don't... oh come on. it's so funny. the man's busy... you're daddy on little girl's bike? no, i'm not. let's cue it up. [ male announcer ] introducing youtube, straight to your tv. only on verizon fios. this is beyond cable. this is fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> you know it's happened to all of us man, finaler morgan he lost his cool at work today. >> yeah and if you're a little kid watching. >> that's bad. >> don't follow his actions. >> no, listen to your coach, all right nationals' center fielder nyjer morgan is a team first guy and loves to joke around in the clubhouse, he's the one who started the player the game tradtition season handing out an elvis w
of the top five pitchers in the game the day he's called up to the big leagues. more on the nat's ace in waiting. >> reporter: steven strasbourg's major league debut will be monumental. when the 21-year-old righty takes the mound for the first time in a nationals' uniform, a city, an organization and a team will be transformed. >> are you anxious to get up there right now? >> you know, i'm just happy to be playing baseball. i'm happy to be where i'm at right now, i'm learning a lot. when that day comes, i'm sure it's going to be an awesome time, and i'm really not trying to poke fun right now. >> i look forward to managing him sometime. but he's -- he's a great example of scouting. when he does what he does, it will be a real feather in the cap for our scouting and player development system. >> in high school, steven strasbourg was an unknown, he weighed a bulky 250 pounds and never lifted weights. but that all changed at san diego state, developing into a big time talent. >> ladies and gentlemen. steven strasbourg. >> reporter: he signed a record $125.1 million contract with the nati
. found a way to beat the nationals. nats drop below .500. didn't help when the os pitcher took a no hitter into the fifth. nats' starting pitcher. touched up early. nationals/os, bring out the fans. top of the second. one on, adam jones. and this is what you call getting the barrel of the bat on the ball. it gets out of the park in a hurry. how about home run insurance for this one? jones. that's out of here. orioles up 2-0. and feeling pretty good. bottom of the second inning. david hernandez. kept the nats in check. rodriguez. hernandez, struck out three. he only allowed one hit in five innings of work. top four now. 4-0. baltimore. cory patterson. a big lead off third. check him out. look at the gun. gets him at 30. zimmerman. rodriguez. home plate. nats, played perfectly. desmond waiting to tag him out. so to have new life. the nationals. bottom of seven. 4-1. baltimore. one on for willie harris. big willie style. you can tell by the way he threw the bat. that was hammered. home run. deep right field. nats within a run. 4-3 ball game. top eight. the youngster in. hasn't all
by a final 3-2. nats in san francisco tonight taking on cy young favorite but the nats were not intimidated in the slightest. already up 2-0 in the 3rd. adam du in nn -- adam dunn scores eadly. the nats lead -- easily. the fads lead right now -- the nats lead right now. >>> check out oakland's adam, two on, gone. a three-run shot. but instead of going into a class imhome run trot, check out rosalis because he's going to go into a full on sprint. that's hustle. you can't tag him out. it's a home run. as work over the o's. >> magic and celtics, issues involving the elbow of dwight howard who clocks glen davis, square in the face. it's a little below. you can't see it but you can see the reaction. davis is down. the coach says get up, get up and he does but -- he's staggering like a boxer. then he hugs the ref. right now the magic are up big late in the 4th. i'm dave feldman. thanks for watching. brian is back to wrap up the enright after this. >>> talk about hype. the only super factor baseball card of fats pipper stephen str -- nats pitcher stephen strasberg is up on e. bail. the super facto
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to see that. he would be very upset. >>> a lot coming out ofnats park. -- coming out of nats park. >>> a big deal could be in the works to send a player to the nationals. published reports are out that the nats are in talks. no confirmation now. an early lead against the baltimore orioles, losing it late, and providing some extra fireworks. the bases loaded. this goes deep to center field. the ball bounces off. morgan, ryan zimmerman. the all come home. josh willingham going down right there. a new working sensation in town. this is showing what he could do. 3-1 for the top of the ninth. at the plate for the birds. adam jones onboard. jenna's comes around and scores. they are tied. josh willingham at the plate. way back. and gone. bye-bye. the nats wind and take two of three. a very brazilian nationals. -- resilience -- brazilian national -- resilient nationals. >> the last thing to worry about is whether you won the game or not. >> it was not going away. rodriguez left with a back injury, and then there was the miss catch from nigel morgan and a temper tantrum that caused -- cost
for to baseball. welcome to nats xtra pea game, as "pudge" rodriguez loosens up in the out field. evan will be behind the plate, and livan will be on the hill. a lot of people have been asking when is stephen strasburg coming up to aaa? well, today we got word he is heading to syracuse, right now he is with the ball club and the chiefs in aaa. >> , they talked about five games in double a, five in aaa, and if he dominates may see him in june. and he has been throwing the ball very well. almost a five to one strikeout to walk ratio is very impressive. the young man is right on track. going up there and facing probable lay little more disciplined hitters in aaa, and i still don't think the result is going to be different. i think he's probably going to dominate there, also. >> we felt he pitched a terrific game sunday. we had several people at the game. his stuff was firm and crisp, breaking balls were good. his velocity was in the mid-to- upper 90s, and his stuff was really good. he did give up more hits than he was accustomed to. we certainly never judged developmentle progress by how
the 18th. that is mandatory. got to be there. prior to the season nats figured anything they got from hernandez would be gravy. he split team between the nats and mets but check out the stats lately. one month into the season only one hurler has got a better e.r.a. my mom used to say that is good what they are getting from levi today. smoke and mirrors. seven innings, three strikeouts. second in the lead. bottom of the 3rd. adam dunn. scores. 2-0 nats. bottom of the 8th. game tied at 2. go hammer, go hammer, go hammer. josh willingham second day in a row he is going yard. 3-2. 9th inning. getting a ground ball. 3-2. >> orioles, twins. not good news today for baltimore. at minnesota. bottom 3. tripling here. brendan harris. coming around and scoring. it is 2-0 minnesota. a lot more where that came from as well. you could see again this time doubling to deep center. brendan harris comes around to score. twins win it 6-0. >> pretty interesting story. doesn't happen very often. dallas braden goes where only 18 prior players have gone before him. athletics pitcher threw just the 19th perfe
cammies from my days at paris island. opening today before the nats and astros, this is marine corp general william givens junior. he's a major. this is adam dunn and is that coming back? i'm not sure. off the base of the wall. two runs will score, all three runs come around to score. the nats are up 4-1 on dunn's double but this was far from over because the nats just busted it open with nine runs in the 7th inning. and that is ryan zimmerman from virginia beach and that is not coming back. his 11th home run of the year and the nats pound the astros 14-4. >>> now the nba draft is only 24 days away and most people believe the wiz add ards will -- wizards will take john wall. but you still need a backup and they took a look at at a possible option b. they were on hand to check out grievis vasquez. he could be a possible at 30 or 35. the wizards final two draft picks fall there. and he has great height for a nba point guard and a proven leader. >> i come here with confidence and i know what i have to do. and you feel the attitude and you have to be positive the whole time and then sho
? >> the nats need some building. they are falling apart. going through a bad stretch of baseball and now the injury bug starting to take its toll. one of the best pitchers with an early exit last night and now scotty olson's future is uncertain. at the ncaa men lacrosse championship. all that coming up next in sports. hi. i'm jim perdue. in case of everyday emergencies... guys, go get changed! ...or soccer practice, it's important to be prepared for dinner. that's why i've prepared my perdue perfect portions fresh chicken breasts. they're individually wrapped, so you can cook what you need and store what you don't. we're not playing helicopter now. ready when you are, they're trimmed of fat and consistently sized to cook in just 10 minutes. life's not perfect. that's why there's perdue perfect portions. [ male announcer ] perdue perfect portions. ready when you are. >>> some weak spots in the nats team. >> that has been a great story early, but starting to fall off now. >> and now the true colors start coming out. the difference between the battle of the beltways is raiser thin. baltim
with a special guest. hakem is going to tell us all about that up next. >>> free baseball, nats park. >> free baseball. we got some big news that is not related to this big win, okay? i'm going to start with that right now. astros ace oswalt wants to be traded, according to, the nationals expressed interest in the 32-year-old right-handed pitcher. does oswalt have interest in the nationals? even though he has a no-trade clause in his contract, he wasn't to play for a contender. again, another big hurdle for the nationals. this afternoon, nats going for two in a row against the orioles. bottom of the first, nat downs 1-0. roger bernadine nah at the plate with the bases loaded, drives one deep to center. adam jones tracking it. he can't make its catch. remember, folks, don't throw your glove. accident throw his glove. yeah. he was watching, 'cause that happened to him yesterday. scored an inside the park home run for that nates a 3-1 lead. top five, pitching to weeders, high fly bull to left center. morgan and willingham converge, both calling for it morgan makes the catch, willingham c
up the leaderboard at players championship. and the nats had a great game but you have to see this, teddy, gets help from man's best friend. was it enough for his first win? >>> about 40 people are recovering tonight after a ferry crash interested a pier on staten island. the ferry was trying to dock this morning when witnesses say the ferry sped up and slammed into the pier. of the injured 17 were taken to area hopts. one person was complaining of chest pains. back in 2003 the same ferry was involved in a similar crash that killed 11. >>> police say a guy in maryland called 911 just to get a ride home from work. the man had just finished his shiftate restaurant thursday in laplata when he discovered that his ride hadn't shown up so he decided to start walking home. the problem is, he lives 15 miles away. he walked a while, then decided to call police and told him that someone had just robbed him. he later admitted that his cell phone was out of minutes. and 911 was the only number he could dial. the guy's facing up to six months in jail for filing a false report. >>> still to come
as the premier local team. braves in town tonight to kick off a six-game home stand. nats trailed 1-0 in the 2nd but not any longer. this is josh willingham and a solo towering shot to the left. fourth of the year. we're tied at 1. defensive gem of the night courtesy of roger. oh, man. that was special. then the big bats took over. first waits on a breaking ball. that's gone. second of the year. 3-2 nats on top. and we're not done. adam dunn, this one is no exception. his fifth of the year. nats go two games over .500 with a 6-3 win. yet very more good nats news. stephen strasburg just moved one step closer to the big leagues. he was motored to syracuse. he went 3-1 with 1.64era in five starts at aa harrisburg. i hear he's coming up in june. what do you have? >> well, he's in aaa now. he's going to work on a few of the things we asked him to work on down in double a. he'll get a taste of a little more veteran presence and hitters. we'll see where that takes him. >> orioles in new york taking on the yankees. 3rd inning no score. runners on 1st and 2. lays down the sacrifice bunt. burnett fields i
's. they are on the road not far from home. starting an inner league series against the nats. the o's continue to make roster moves. scott moore gets called up from the minors, alberto castillo sent down. dave trim by is under fire. the players have been unproductive no matter what roster he comes up with. he spoke this afternoon on wjz fm with his struggles and results. >> when it works out the player deserves all of the credit in the world. and when it does we get second guessed and people want to go in another direction and that's fine. that's part of the game. the game is very passionate. i don't take it personal. i do what i feel is right. and if it works, fine. if it doesn't work i understand the consequences of it. but that's the way the game has always been. you can ask anybody who has managed at the major league level for far longer than i have. >> his lastest maneuver is to move luke scott to 1st base. he three hits last night and this one a run scoring double. over the last nine games his batting average is over .500 and he is batting 5th against washington starter scott olson. he's emerged
this afternoon nats and mets in the rubber game of their series. top of the 2nd, no score. pitcher craig stamon with the bases loaded. two outs. a base hit to left field. adam dunn scores followed by guzman. went five innings, gave up four runs. top of the 4th, game tied 2-2. a solo shot to give the nat as 3-2 lead. bottom of the 4th, now 4-4-a fly ball to right. a spectacular catch to end the inning. top of the 9, still 4-4. takes francisco rodriguez to right. a two-run home run. nat december feet the mets 6-4 to win their seventh series ever the season. more good news for the nats. stephen srasberg was throwing a no hitter tonight when he was taken out of the game. the 21-year-old top pick hit six no hit innings. he through 79 pitches, 55 for strikes, struck out seven and walked one, one over the minimum before departing with a no hitter intact. to camden yards we go. birds hosting the mariners. bases juiced. josh wilson hits to miguel tejada at 3rd. baltimore led 2-0 in the 4th. make it 3-0. it goes out. the birds go on to win 5-2. to by now. before the playoffs started, bruce boudreau said
, but the celtics have made it to the final two. how they finally stopped the magic tonight? plus the nats playing their game tonight under protest. we will tell you why in 9 sports coming up. >>> it's time for 9 sports with brett haber, the best sports in town. >> anita is cackiling over there. the bruins have blown the playoffs. when the celtics went up 3-0 and then lost three games, game six tonight in boston and you could tell they had no intention of going to orlando for game seven. nate robinson off balance jumper seized by 13 at the break and that lead would grow. paul pierce knocking down three. he had 31. boston up 22 at that point. they advance to the nba finals 96-84. will it be the lakers or suns who join them. as for the lady's side, mystic have lost two and then won two. crystal langhorn knocking down two. the lacrosse team has been around 36 years and during that time they have won nine national championships. yes, they have won the title 25% of the seasons they have existed and they are now one win away from yet another one. lady terps in the national finals against syracuse and ma
't know what he took. >>> dc united, shocked, and the nats beating up lincecum out west. highlights coming up. you can't get a pro athlete to eat one morsel of food without knowing the exact chemical composition of what's going in his mouth, so it's hard to think that santana moss would let a doctor inject him with a drug without not knowing what it was. but that's what he wants us to believe. he confessed he did receive injections from an indicted canadian doctor, but didn't know what was in them. >> me and coach shanahan, we're clear on our decision, so if you have any questions about them, you'll have to ask him. >> i got three treatments, two on my hamstring, santana is a guy, a stand up guy, and i believe he tells the truth. >> but that's not the only controversy. albert haynesworth was named a $10 million paternity suit. the woman claims she met him at the super bowl in miami where she became pregnant with his child. she claims he has offered no support, haynesworth had no comment on the matter. >>> soccer now. hopefully, we can keep it close, that is what dc united defender gray sai
connects off john garland. it clears the wall for a solo home run. we move now to the top of the 6th. nats trail 2-1. zimmerman roughing up garland again this time to left field. that ties the game 2-2. his third multihomer game of the season. bottom of the 11, still tied. a runner on and two outs. the nationals fall to the padres 3-2 in 11 innings. san diego takes two of three but the nats skipper not disappointed in the team. >> well, it was great baseball. the whole series. they played really good baseball. they pitched real good. we pitched good. a lot of great individual performances. you know, they just beat us. i'm very proud of our ball club, the way we played, the way we competed but good pitching stops good hitting and that's kind of where our division seems to be in that rut right now. >> in other nationals news, pitcher stephen strasburg is scheduled to perhaps make his last start for aaa on thursday. he'll throw six innings or about 95 pitches. after that start? syracuse, he is tentatively scheduled to make his major league debut against the pirates at nationals park sometime
young adults free condoms. >>> it's the nats and the os down at the park. hakem is there with a preview. riddick bowe, remember him? we find out exactly what he is doing these days. plus, all eyes in chicago were on a couple of guys the >>> after ten weeks of violent protests, the prime minister of thailand today said order has been restored to his country. he also made an emotional appeal to the nation to heal its political wounds. one senior adviser says the prime minister is under growing pressure to call elections to prove that he has popular support. on wednesday, government troops cleared out protesters. there were riots and dozens of buildings were burned in bangkok. there's also less tangible losses to tourism and other industries. >>> three mothers who went to iran in hopes of winning the release of their children are on their way home now without them. shanebar, josh fital and sarah shores are accused of espionage. the mothers also had a surprise visit from five iranian women whose husbands were arrested in iraq in 2007. the iranian women said the americans are being treated b
. it was a brief reminder of how things used to be. nats take a big league into the late inning and skwaun der it. we'll -- squander it. we'll show you the footage. and lebron on the brink of elimination. 9 sports coming up.  -thanks for coming back out. -sure. i think you might have hooked it up wrong, though. yea, we're getting way too many channels. no, no. that's -- that's standard. fios also comes with 11,000 free movies and shows on demand per month. ah, standard. gotcha. a certain somebody says "thank you." tell him "he's welcome," but it's still standard. he's happy to be back with his friends. is he? [ male announcer ] call now and get fios tv, internet, and phone for just $99.99 a month guaranteed for two years! this is beyond cable. this is fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. this is beyond cable. this is fios. >>> it's time for 9 sports with brett haber, the best sports in town. >> unlike in year's past, this season if a nats starting pitcher could get you through six innings, the nats lead the league in
for the washington nationals, flirting with first place. coming up next, the big bats came out last night as the nats kicked off their home stand. dave ross joins us with our sports breakfast on the other side of the break. big news! we have another way to help you save. oh, really? how? by bundling. if you get your homeowners and auto insurance together, we give you even more savings. ooh! big bundle. [ chuckling ] home and auto together. it's like peanut butter and jelly. oh, or like burgers and fries. or pickles and ice cream. unicorns and glitter! no? bundling to save you more. now, that's progressive! call or click today. >>> welcome back. take a look at. this another fan on the field. this time, no taser n the ninth inning of the cardinals- phillies game last night. time was called after a man hopped over the fence into left field. police say the man from last night's game was quickly captured. he has been charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and narcotics possession. >>> welcome, one and all to this wednesday edition of the breakfast. dave ross here and the nats return home to d.c. las
. find out if a controversial call goes against the nats in san francisco and suns head coach alvin general trihoping his team doesn't throw away the series tonight. and the new panasonic viera full hd 3d tv is the ultimate 3d experience. [ gasp ] immerse yourself in incredible depth and clarity thanks to fast-switching phosphorous and infinite black panel pro. girl, whispering: panasonic plasma is the difference! with 3d this lifelike, can we still call it a tv? >>> authorities are looking for the person poisoning dogs. two dogs died to day after they ate tainted meat balls thrown in the owner's yards. animal control officials found some of the suspicious meat. it is being analyzed now to figure out exactly what is in it. >>> officials with the country of gabona are speaking out about ports that their embassy in northwest washington is a blight on the community. neighbors of the embassy on 20th street say the building is abandon and has become a hangout for the homeless, for prostitutes and drug dealers. today the ambassador from gabon responded to the claims. the statement reads i
. and they were allowed into the dinner. >>> in sports, it was history at nats park last night. new york mets polled off two rare feats. angel pagen hit an inside the park home run and hit a triple play. >>> we have much more this morning. your weather, traffic and all your top stories as fox 5 morning news at 4:30 begins now. >>> good morning to you. it is thursday morning, may 20th, 2010. a live look to get you started at the washington monument. just a teeny little bit wet out there but the fog is kind of the big story for the day. good morning. thank you for being here. i'm gurvir dhindsa. tucker is in with all those details. the fog was pretty thick in some spots. >> we'll go right to the advisory. today will be a much nicer looking day thathrn ugh the early morning fog and we still have some cloud cover that is left across the area. once it burns off, should be a bright and supe day. visibility is less than a quarter of a mile in counties well out to the west. that fog advisory is until 9:00 this morning. fog limited to areas west of washington. east, it is just a mix of cloud cover and
guys coming. it's like we're going to be getting these guys back like trades. i like the way the nats are playing right now. they are going to be fine! somebody would have said would you take two games over.500 in the 3rd sunday of may and everyone would have probably said yes. >> i looked at olsen's entire career and i can't find a five-start stretch in his career as good as the last five. is he a different pitcher than when he was with the marlyns. >> i know olsen is pitching into a future hall of famer. he's healthy and who knew how healthy he was then. i love his aagree iness. >> everybody was concerned about him throwing mid 80s in spring training. he comes back and pitched well in philadelphia and we're not sure exactly why this is all happening or what this means to the terms of his earlier career but we sure like it and it looks like the nats have a bona fide left-handed starter that will serve them well into this season. >> both pitchers today, francis and olsen, have to be given a lot of credit. how much effect does it take on a ball club not knowing what francis had. he's n
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